Nehemiah 11:24

24 Pethahiah son of Meshezabel, one of the descendants of Zerah son of Judah, was the king’s agent in all affairs relating to the people.

Read Nehemiah 11:24 Using Other Translations

And Pethahiah the son of Meshezabeel, of the children of Zerah the son of Judah, was at the king's hand in all matters concerning the people.
And Pethahiah the son of Meshezabel, of the sons of Zerah the son of Judah, was at the king's side in all matters concerning the people.
Pethahiah son of Meshezabel, a descendant of Zerah son of Judah, was the royal adviser in all matters of public administration.

What does Nehemiah 11:24 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Nehemiah 11:24

And Pethahiah the son of Meshezabeel, of the children of
Zerah, the son of Judah
The twin brother of Pharez, ( Genesis 38:30 ) was

at the king's hand in all matters concerning the people;
to speak for them to the king, as Jarchi; when they had a favour to ask of him, a petition to present to him, he delivered it for them, and by him the king returned the answer.

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